Great skimmer By Nicholas on 12/8/2016
Nicholas would recommend this product to a friend
I have been running the 150 INT for 1 year now so I thought I would give my input. I run a 75 gallon display with a 20 long sump.
The skimmer was a little wonky for the first week. It overflowed twice back into the sump. After a little trial and error I got it dialed in just right. Since the first week I haven't adjusted the valve. I empty mine once a month, not because it's full but because the tube gets grimy after the neck tapers to fit into the collection cup. I use a baby bottle cleaner to clean the cup.
One improvement I would like to have would be an easier to clean skimmer body. There is a grate with tiny holes built into the bottom of the skimmer. The underneath section is borderline impossible to clean without the use of chemical. I just leave mine dirty as it really is more of an visual problem. My guess is including a removable bottom would be cost prohibitive. I purchased this skimmer for the price/quality ratio I could afford.
I have about 70lbs of pukani, 40lbs of sand.
1 clown goby
1 pajama Cardinal
1 lawnmower blenny
1 fire fish
1 Royal grama
5 sexy shrimp
1 peppermint shrimp
Great skimmer By David on 12/7/2016
David would recommend this product to a friend
Great skimmer for the price. I run it on a 90 gallon reef with a 20 gallon sump. Would buy again.
The only issue I have is that since I started using bio pellets the dry foam skimmer mate is crazy and over flows a little out of the collection cup but not back into the sump. Did not have this problem prior to using bio pellets.
A good value By Dan on 9/9/2016
Dan would recommend this product to a friend
I've had this skimmer running now for 7 months and am happy with it. It took a while to figure it out as I was new to reef tanks but once I did it does a good job. The instructions are non existent on how to properly set it up. I want to get a float switch for it to shut it off so it doesn't overflow as it does go hay wire sometimes.
Good skimmer, pay attention to instructions By Martin on 7/29/2016
Martin wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
There is a youtube video out there by coralvue. Make sure to watch, and pay attention to the setup instructions. I'd never had an in-sump skimmer before, and this had a lot of good reviews so I rolled the dice. I did fight with it a while to get it broken in but now she's running and pulling good skim. I'd recommend breaking it in with vinegar prior to installing just to shorten the breakin time. That said it's a pretty awesome skimmer.
works great By Joshua on 6/12/2016
Joshua would recommend this product to a friend
got skim right after setup
Good skimmer By Mike on 6/10/2016
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
Very good skimmer. It was pulling skimate within 2 hours of running.
Pretty good unit By Billy on 5/6/2016
Billy would recommend this product to a friend
Easy to set up. Quiet and pretty powerful. Only issue is that I guess it takes weeks to "break in" new skimmers and it overfills and then sometimes never reaches the top but since I'm still in that breakin period I can't fault this unit. Someone said if you soak it in vinagerfirst you shorten the breakin period.
Good skimmer for the price By Klwheat on 4/22/2016
Klwheat would recommend this product to a friend
It's bigger than I expected...but that's what I wanted. I have it in a 90 gallon mixed reef with 30 gallon sump that I feed decently. Took about a week to break in and get it dialed in, but it's skimming great now.
Not to happy with it By Mason on 1/21/2016
Mason wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
After my skimmer bit the dust I read the reviews on this skimmer and decided it sounded like a good one but boy was I wrong. I have it on a 75 gallon tank with a sump that holds about 15 gallons. I can't get this thing to skim one bit I have had it for about 4 weeks now and I am ready to throw it out the window. I have tried raising it from 8.5" to 6.5" and also raised and lower it inside the skimmers cup nothing seems to work. I know there is plenty to be skimmed out because because my old skimmer was constantly skimming. I rated it 2 stars because it at least turns on.
Love it By Carl on 9/30/2015
Carl would recommend this product to a friend
Once I had it broke in it is doing a great job. Had to raise it up to the correct water level. I used a hard plastic grate cover found in the plumbing department at Lowe's. It cost a little more than the lighting grated recommended but it worked better for my needs and I didn't have to worry about floating problems. It is doing a great job and my water is clear. I have a92 gal. tank.